According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the witness is Yevgeny Agapov, a citizen of Ukraine, who did military service as a mechanic in the Ukrainian Air Force, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the website of the Investigative Committee.
In addition, investigators referred to the last report of the Almaz-Antey Concern, which reported that the Malaysian Boeing was hit by of the Buk system However, according to representatives of the group, Buks of this brand are in service only with the Ukrainian Army.
According to engineers' estimates, the missile was fired not from the Snizhne village of the Donetsk region, which was under control of separatists, but from the Zaroshchenske village, where the Ukrainian units were deployed.
While commenting on yesterday's statements by Almaz-Antey, Vladimir Markin, the official representative of the Investigative Committee, said that "criminal investigation into grave and especially grave crimes against peace and security of mankind committed by the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine is ongoing."
"The conclusions of the Almaz-Antey Concern on the possible causes of the Boeing-777 crash, which took place on July 17, 2014, released yesterday, of course, are of interest. They will soon be requested from the representatives of the group, studied carefully and attached to the investigation," Markin assured.
It should be recalled that the Malaysian Airlines Boeing-777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was hit by pro-Russian militants on July 17 in the Donetsk region. All 298 people on board died. Most of the passengers – 193 people – were citizens of the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, on June 1, Bellingcat investigative journalism group reported that Russia had forged all the pictures being the evidence of the MH-17 flight crash. It is stated in the journalistic investigation carried out by experts of the British Bellingcat investigative journalism group.